Types of Breast Reconstruction Options

How the doctors in Garden City, New York can help you look your best. 

If you’ve had breast cancer, you may be concerned about your breast reconstruction options. Having breast reconstruction surgery is a personal decision that you shouldn’t make alone. The doctors at Constructive Plastic Surgery in Garden City, New York offer a wide range of plastic surgery options including breast reconstruction surgery to help you look your best.

Breast reconstruction surgery is designed to restore the fullness and natural contours of your breasts, and there are a few options to choose from. The Oncoplastic Surgeons at Constructive Plastic Surgery can help you make the right decision based on your goals. Consider:

Implant breast reconstruction, which consists of silicone gel or saline implants which are inserted into your breast. The benefits of implants are a shorter surgery time and recovery period. Implants do have a lifespan of between 10 and 15 years, so you will need the implants replaced during your lifetime.

Autologous (flap) reconstruction, which consists of donor tissue taken from another area of your body (typically the thighs or belly). This tissue is used to rebuild the volume and fullness of your breast. The benefit of flap reconstruction is that once the procedure is completed, little to no additional maintenance treatment is needed during your lifetime

Nipple reconstruction to restore the appearance of a nipple; this procedure may be completed after the breast reconstruction surgery has healed, typically at 3 to 4 months after breast reconstruction.

You can choose when to have your breast reconstruction according to what’s best for you. You can have your breast reconstructed immediately after a mastectomy, known as an immediate breast reconstruction, or you can choose a delayed breast reconstruction and wait until the time is right for you.

When you have the breast reconstruction may also depend on whether you smoke, are overweight, or have additional treatment you need after a mastectomy. Your surgeon can help you make the right decision on when to have breast reconstructive surgery.

If you need breast reconstruction surgery, talk with the experts. Call the doctors at Constructive Plastic Surgery in Garden City, New York today at (516) 742-3404.

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